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Great or Lesser Spotted Woodpecker? Lunt UK (today)

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Old Wednesday 8th August 2018, 14:15   #1
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Great or Lesser Spotted Woodpecker? Lunt UK (today)

Hi all

As I arrived at the reserve I heard this high-pitched call which I was unfamiliar with so looked up and saw this bird.

At the time it looked like a small bird - about Starling-sized - so I quickly got my camera out of my backpack and reeled off a few photos before it flew away.

Anyhoo, after inspecting the photos when I got home I noticed that it was a Woodpecker and as the Great is the most common around here I thought it's got to be that, but I just thought I'd get confirmation from you guys.

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Yes, as well as large white patch on wing coverts.
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Old Wednesday 8th August 2018, 14:28   #4
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LSW is truly tiny - think finch/robin/sparrow rather than starling/thrush!
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LSW is truly tiny - think finch/robin/sparrow rather than starling/thrush!
Wow that is small - thanks
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My Dutch friend describd it as "a toy!", when he saw his first one here!

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Ha ha - I do hope I get to see one soon
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Not even sparrow size - more Great Tit size.
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Not even sparrow size - more Great Tit size.
That would be so cool to see - thanks Nutty
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